Health & Safety

The FracTracker articles and maps below explore the ways that unconventional oil & gas development impact public health and safety, including air pollution, water contamination, pipeline incidents such as explosions, fracking-induced earthquakes, and more. We analyze many of these issues through an Environmental Justice lens, considering that marginalized communities are disproportionately impacted by health issues caused by oil and gas activities.

FracTracker Articles

Map of New 2020 Fracking Permits in California

California, Back in Frack

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California is once again a fracked state. The moratorium on well…
California well pad

California Setback Analyses Summary

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FracTracker Alliance has conducted numerous spatial analyses…
Petrochemical development in the Houston, Texas areaPhoto by Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, with aerial support by LightHawk

COVID-19 and the oil & gas industry

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COVID-19 and the oil and gas industry are at odds. Air pollution…
Truck on Dirt Road
destroyed home following pipeline explosion in San Bruno, CA

Pipelines Continue to Catch Fire and Explode

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For the past decade, petroleum operators in the United States…
Fracking Drilling rig in Washington County, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Air Quality Monitoring Project

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A recent study out of Carnegie Mellon University estimated that…

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